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Offline Nick B

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mikeeastman Mivera system
« on: January 29, 2018, 04:00:28 PM »
I noticed your system has lots of Mivera gear. Over at AC, Iíve been reading quite a bit about his amp.
Could you comment on each of the Mivera products? I know nothing about him or his products.
Thanks,
Nick
McCormack DNA 1.0 Gold amp
KEF LS 50 speakers
Antelope Audio Gold dac
Auralic Aries Mini - Tidal
Roon Labs (upsampling to 24/192
Don Sachs phono
Basis Ovation turntable
Graham 1.5 T tonearm
AT-ML150 cartridge
PI Audio Uber
All cables by Gary A

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Re: mikeeastman Mivera system
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2018, 04:55:26 PM »
I've found his to stuff to be the best gear I've heard in my system. Haven't got a chance to listen to new amp and pre yet.
 As far as dealing with Mike he is absolutely OCD when it comes to customer service, he has spent hours on the phone or remotely connect to my computer working on a couple of problem I've had, problem not with his gear, but me being a complete computer idiot. He doesn't quit till it's right and your completely happy.
 As far as his prices they are a lot lower than they should be for the quality of his products in my opinion.
 Everything he has said about his products has been spot on. One of the thing that really sold me is when all that stuff started to come to clean up your USB connection I tried a bunch of it and it either did nothing or made my system sound worse, To quote one of the maker of an after market USB cable that that I test along with several other after market cables and could hear no difference between any of them and a $3 USB cable I had. " If equipment is designed and made right no after market fixes will have any good effects, but thankfully most equipment isn't design or made like that so I'll be in business for a long time"
I'm a real stickler for a quiet system, On mute vol all the way up system was dead quiet, but someone on another forum said that was not a good way to test quiet so I got a blank track and ran the same test and could now hear a slight hash if I laid my ear on the tweeter, tuned out it was a problem with my A/C once I fix that dead quiet.
His stuff up samples everything to 256 DSD and to disagree with no up sampling guys my ripped cds never sound so good which is one of the thing that really sold me.

 
Mivera Superserver w/ Roon, Mivera superstreamer, Mivera Purestream 256 DSD Dac, Dodd balanced tube buffer, Mivera Purevolume pre, Mivera Ice amp, Serenity Acoustics Super 7s w/ upgraded xover.

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Re: mikeeastman Mivera system
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2018, 06:50:51 PM »
I've found his to stuff to be the best gear I've heard in my system. Haven't got a chance to listen to new amp and pre yet.
 As far as dealing with Mike he is absolutely OCD when it comes to customer service, he has spent hours on the phone or remotely connect to my computer working on a couple of problem I've had, problem not with his gear, but me being a complete computer idiot. He doesn't quit till it's right and your completely happy.
 As far as his prices they are a lot lower than they should be for the quality of his products in my opinion.
 Everything he has said about his products has been spot on. One of the thing that really sold me is when all that stuff started to come to clean up your USB connection I tried a bunch of it and it either did nothing or made my system sound worse, To quote one of the maker of an after market USB cable that that I test along with several other after market cables and could hear no difference between any of them and a $3 USB cable I had. " If equipment is designed and made right no after market fixes will have any good effects, but thankfully most equipment isn't design or made like that so I'll be in business for a long time"
I'm a real stickler for a quiet system, On mute vol all the way up system was dead quiet, but someone on another forum said that was not a good way to test quiet so I got a blank track and ran the same test and could now hear a slight hash if I laid my ear on the tweeter, tuned out it was a problem with my A/C once I fix that dead quiet.
His stuff up samples everything to 256 DSD and to disagree with no up sampling guys my ripped cds never sound so good which is one of the thing that really sold me.

Mivera has many followers, it appears, and they really love his products. I may well be getting a new amp, so the Mivera and Folsom are high on the list.....assuming I donít find a very good integrated
Nick
McCormack DNA 1.0 Gold amp
KEF LS 50 speakers
Antelope Audio Gold dac
Auralic Aries Mini - Tidal
Roon Labs (upsampling to 24/192
Don Sachs phono
Basis Ovation turntable
Graham 1.5 T tonearm
AT-ML150 cartridge
PI Audio Uber
All cables by Gary A

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Re: mikeeastman Mivera system
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2018, 09:38:26 AM »
   Just curious as to why you need the Dodd  tubed buffer. Lean or dry without it ? BTW good to see you posting here.

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Re: mikeeastman Mivera system
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2018, 11:17:11 AM »
The buffer is acutely not in the system at this time, I plan on getting everything set up and burned in and then I will try it in this system, if it helps I'll keep it if not then I'll use it in my bedroom system, which I'm getting ready to redo.
Mivera Superserver w/ Roon, Mivera superstreamer, Mivera Purestream 256 DSD Dac, Dodd balanced tube buffer, Mivera Purevolume pre, Mivera Ice amp, Serenity Acoustics Super 7s w/ upgraded xover.

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Re: mikeeastman Mivera system
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2018, 11:38:34 AM »
Good news. As good as Dodd's buffer is if needed something wrong with gear.


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Re: mikeeastman Mivera system
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2018, 12:45:17 PM »
I have a balanced version based on his latest design, so what applies to his old design might not to the new one, will let you know when I try it out in my system.
Mivera Superserver w/ Roon, Mivera superstreamer, Mivera Purestream 256 DSD Dac, Dodd balanced tube buffer, Mivera Purevolume pre, Mivera Ice amp, Serenity Acoustics Super 7s w/ upgraded xover.